Innovation is the heart of Detroit. Manufacturers, builders, and educators drive the future of our region -- and the entire world. Meet the Innovators right here in our region leading the way into the future. Know an innovator? Use the form below to share their story. 

Midwest Steel

Midwest Steel, a full service contractor, headquartered in Detroit, Michigan serving North America, Mexico and Canada, with locations in Petersburg, Indiana, Cape Canaveral, Florida and Ontario, Canada.


At BASF, we create chemistry for a sustainable future. We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. Through science and innovation we enable our customers in nearly every industry to meet the current and future needs of society.

BASF Corporation is the largest affiliate of BASF SE and the second largest producer and marketer of chemicals and related products in North America.

Northwood University

Private, nonprofit, and accredited, Northwood University specializes in managerial and entrepreneurial education at a full-service, residential campus located in mid-Michigan. Northwood is committed to preparing students for success in their careers and in their communities; promoting critical thinking skills, personal effectiveness, and the importance of ethics, individual freedom and responsibility. Learn more at

Oakland University

Oakland University offers 277 degree and certificate programs with more than 19,000 students currently enrolled. A public university situated on 1,443 acres, OU spans two thriving cities, Auburn Hills and Rochester Hills, in southeast Michigan. Overachievers thrive at OU. Students conduct research as early as their freshman year, gain global perspectives studying abroad, compete in Division I athletics, lead student orgs, perform on stage and learn without limits. Learn more at:

Meet the Innovators

Do you know an innovator changing the auto world? Share their story using the form below. (Can't see the form? Try here.)